Every year, the American Library Association awards the Caldecott Medal for distinguished picture book illustrations to one American illustrator. We have selected 24 picture books published in 2021 that we feel have a chance of being awarded the Caldecott Medal, and we want YOUR help to pick WCDPL's Caldecott winner.
Starting January 3, visit our Mock Caldecott Interactive Display and look over our curated titles in person, OR visit our YouTube playlist (also embedded below) to watch videos of each book, read by our staff. Then choose your favorite 12 and submit your votes in person or using the Google form embedded below.
Those 12 favorite titles will be the titles we discuss in our Virtual Mock Caldecott to be held on Saturday, January 22 from 2:00-4:00 pm. Registration is currently live, and all ages are welcome and invited to participate!
The ALA will announce its winner on Monday, January 24 at 9:00 am, and we will be hosting a Watch Party that morning in the Quiet Study Room to see how our winner stacks up against the ALA. We hope to see you all there!
Our First Round Voting Form:
Our First Round videos: